The Academic Staff Union of Universities announced on Sunday that its National Executive Council would meet next week to discuss whether or not to go on strike in response to the Federal Government’s inability to meet certain of its requests.
Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, the union’s National President, revealed this in an interview with The PUNCH in Abuja.
Remember that ASUU issued an ultimatum to the federal government, accusing it of disregarding its demands on purpose.
ASUU’s demands include the payment of its members’ salary arrears, the payment of university revitalization funding, and the construction of a new payment platform known as the UTAS platform.
The federal government, on the other hand, stated that it was working hard to meet the association’s demands.
“For the time being, there is nothing fresh from their (government’s) side,” Osodeke said. They have purposefully continued to do so in order to degrade us.
“We’ve given them ample opportunity, and we’re confident that the public has heard our cries. The NEC will meet the following week. There isn’t a certain date yet, but it will be next week.
“We’re hopeful they’ll do something before next week,” said the group. We will examine our alternatives and make a decision when we meet.
“We’ll keep you updated on other matters. However, we have a meeting next Tuesday, and they have till then.”